Friday, December 30, 2011

THE VERY BEST OF 2011

HAWTHORNE - THE SCARLET LETTER

"She was forced to wear an 'A' for 'A whore.'"


DOSTOEVSKY - CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

"There is no doubt that 'Crime and Punishment' would have been one of the greatest novels of the century had not Dostoevsky leaned towards the more acceptable sense of morality related to the weak tenets of Chrisitanity. In doing so, he made Rasknolikov a caricature of himself, lethargic and yet redeemable by accepting Christ's suffering. It was more appropriate to adapt Nietzsche's figure of 'the noble superman' but Dostoevsky, at the time of his writing, was a destroyed soul, drinking and plagued by debts, a gambling and morphine addiction and on top of that, he was a converted Christian, which is to say he resembled a 'spineless worm'.

There is a powerful beginning in which the bold character Rasknolikov conceptualizes the murder of an old aged hag who serves no purpose to society but beyond that, Dostoevsky tortures us with the conscience of an obstinate man who is shattered by an insignificant crime. In all effect, Dostoevsky became an apologist not only for bourgeois values and the Czar with his corrupt regime, but for Orthodox Christianity, which not only supported the exploitation of the Russian population but welcomed it. The end of the novel, which portrays a once proud, noble, and intellectually superior young man weeping before a prostitute and the image of the bible, brings about the demise of Dostoevsky's credibility."


FITZGERALD - THE GREAT GATSBY

"Gatsby was obviously drunk, or smoking marijuana when he was writing this book, and must have thougth that this book was pretty clever. It isn't."


HERODOTUS - THE HISTORY

"Why do we insist that just because something is written 6,000 years ago that makes it good? Maybe, just maybe, it's 6,000 years old for a good reason. I have to admit, I still haven't finished it."


SHAKESPEARE - JULIUS CAESAR

"The other thing I don't like is how his characters all the same in all of his plays. It's same type of character for each. Another thing I dislike about Shakespeare is that all of his plays have violence in them. Someone always dies in Shakespeare. His plays were way too much the same. He kept writing the same thing over and over again."


JOYCE - DUBLINERS

"Call me an uncivilized peasant if you will, but I continue to despise James Joyce. I recall a college English class of mine where all the students were ducking Prof. Gatza's questions about Joyce's 'Stephen Hero,' and--when he solicited an explanation for the mysterious phenomenon--only fifteen-year-old Brucie Boy had the guts to tell him, 'Well, none of us have read the book because, frankly, it's just pitifully wretchedly dreadful.' (I suppose that's why Gatza gave me a B.)"


MILL - ON LIBERTY

"Of course as an agnostic he advocates that socially, individuals should be privately able to do whatever they like. Unfortunately in order for a society to be free from too many laws the people must abide by unwritten laws and that means the laws of the Abrahamic God. If a village does not want to tolerate homosexuals then they should be free not to and be able to drive them out, it's called the social contract."


TWAIN - THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

"I'm sorry, but Jim talks too much in this book."


SOPHOCLES - OEDIPUS REX

"Oedipus Rex is bad. The book reminds me of drinking rancid milk. First off, there was far too much incest in the book, no one likes to hear about incest. Also, the book is incredibly unbelievable. Yeah, I'm sure that the Sphinx really told a riddle, and if you got it wrong, he ate you. I am sure that is 100% historically accurate. Don't even get me started on this blind guy 'seeing' the future."


STEVENSON - THE STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE

"I give this book 2 out of 5 because Dr. Jekyll clearly made the mistake that no scientist would like to make in their entire scientific life. He used his knowledge for bad reasons which resulted in hurting people."


BRONTE - WUTHERING HEIGHTS

"The lack of plausable discription takes its toll on this could be great story. At one point in the book while discribing a trellus of flowers it was depicted as follows: 'I noticed that there were flowers surrounding the barn.'. Not to be rude... but... What kind of barn was it? was it old, or new, or red, or green? Flowers? What kind? What color? This very bland discription of what MAY be a older barn that MAY have help horses, and that MAY have had flowers the MAY have been yellow creats no mental image of the area that MAY exist. Wuthering Heights was once descibed as a gloomy building. I mean, excuse me? A gloomy building? Is it 2 stories high, or maby 3? What color is it? Surroundings?"


SHAKESPEARE - MEASURE FOR MEASURE

"The fact that I don't know anyone who's read this speaks to the plain and simple fact that it sucks."


NIETZSCHE - THE BIRTH OF TRAGEDY

"Anyone who refuses to believe in God should die of AIDS"


LADY MURASAKI - THE TALE OF GENJI

"Okay if you like the sort of primitive, crappy storytelling that existed before the art of literature really developed. Reading Genji is like taking a ride on lumpy stone wheels instead of Michelin tires."


KEATS - POEMS

"JOHN KEATS SUCKS!!!!!!!!, William Blake is the shit. keats sucks blakes nuts., William is by far the best romantic poet, BITCHES

man, how can you even compare blake to keats, your a fag man. blake is easily THE BEST Romantic poet, ever. lord byron is a better romantic poet then keats, LORD BYRON. you fags just can't admit he sucks donkey balls. jesus christ, even Samuel Taylor Coleridge is a better poet, you fags just can't admit keats sucks."


AUSTEN - PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

"Due to unfortunate job-related stuff, I'm currently teaching a Jane Austen novel. Doesn't matter which. I can't keep them straight."


CERVANTES - DON QUIXOTE

"Cervantes may have been a genius, but the rest of us aren't. For his next book I think he should try to write on everyone else's level."


DICKENS - GREAT EXPECTATIONS

"If you are thinking that I am not intellectually advanced enough to appreciate this fine art, then you are a follower. Try to think for yourself sometimes. Bye-bye."


HEMINGWAY - THE SUN ALSO RISES

"Hemingway's writing style could easily be surpassed by a seven year old. Descriptions like 'she was really pretty' just don't cut it in the world of top writers."


FREUD - THE PSYCHOPATHOLOGY OF EVERYDAY LIFE

"The evidence is mounting that Freud murdered his patients according to the serial killer model that Harold Shipman, Herman Mudgett et. al. would later follow - that of a Jewish/circum-stumped, opiate-prescribing doctor who killed his patients for money and circum-revenge against their yenta mothers.
...
Freud was a misandrist (faggot). Some of his kosher partners in anus worship were Willhelm Fliess and Edward Silberstein, and he broke up with Carl Jung over misandrist attraction."


NABOKOV - LOLITA

"I want to say that I completely understand Humbert's preference, however I didn't find the guy to honestly be such an intellectual, but more of a person who is simply mixed up about his choice in women. A more normal person in his situation would marry a women that could make him feel loved, and masturbate to child porn in secrecy like an actual person, but there is not a single nymphet in the world that would actually be like any of the ones in this book."


DE BEAUVOIR - THE SECOND SEX

"I was amazed to read this book to see the origin of the women's movement. The jihad that Beauvoir calls for in the opening pages actually says that women should murder men. She says the proletariat has always dreamed of massacring the bourgeoisie, why can't women dream the same in regards to men.
The result is a kind of declaration of holy war. This holy war has now spread to thousands of women's studies programs whose only aim is the spreading of hatred. This is funded by liberal states throughout the western world. It has utterly poisoned the air between the genders as men are viciously painted in the minds of gullible young women. Run by violent lesbians, the university training these women receive is devoid of anything except the study of myth, and literature. Science and math are male, and therefore left out of the women's studies curriculum.

The training silos in Pakistan and Afghanistan create terrorists with a black and white vision of the world. Their fatwa is well-known against America.

The fatwa that women should dream of massacring men is less well-known, and yet is funded without question.

Reading this book was a huge breakthrough for me. I felt I had seen the source of my misery in college, and for many years after, as women of all ages exploded with rage at the men around me. They are being made into human missiles by Simone de Beauvoir's rage and the way which it is fashioned by women's studies programs who use this book as their koran."


ORWELL - 1984

"When i found out that the book was divided into sections and then subsections I nearly lost my mind. My best friend who is a year older than me couldn't decipher the intricate workings of George Orwell's writing ... My fear is octopus. even a picture reduces me to tears. I cannot even look a the marine bio textbook because there is an octopus on it. I could not survive in that world. In one word to describe this book.....detestable."


THE KORAN

"The Quran hates non-believers of their religion. They hate Americans too. (According to a news network, it speaks of over 100 references of hate towards Americans specifically)."

Thursday, December 29, 2011

THE BEST OF DECEMBER

THE KORAN

"The Quran hates non-believers of their religion. They hate Americans too. (According to a news network, it speaks of over 100 references of hate towards Americans specifically)."


"I am close minded to Islam, Muslim, Koran, blah blah blah and don't care if I'm right or wrong : )"


DESCARTES - DISCOURSE ON METHOD

"I think, therefore I am. Can I just say something here? This Descartes guy was crazy! I'm sure people with more expansive minds than mine really get into this stuff but honestly, I have no use for it. Dude wrote three pages on what happens when wax melts and how he knows or doesn't know if it's still wax or not. This is relevant to making the world go around, how?

Philosophy lovers, please don't barrage me with comments or explanations. I'm paying big time money at the university to 'learn' this stuff. I don't need to hear it anymore."


KAFKA - A HUNGER ARTIST

"In all of his stories, he takes a fairly different approach in terms of writing style because he writes alot of stories in a 'show not tell' manner. Although all of his stories are quite hard to read and understand, it is still pretty evident that he used this category of writing. It seems to me that his stories are incomplete in a sense and very roughly translated from hebrew (he is a jewish writer i believe)"


SOPHOCLES - ELECTRA

"This book was about a young woman named Electra and how she would do anything to get what she wants. What is it that she wants? She wants to be ruler of course. During the entire play she starts off seeming like a really cool girl but during the middle you find out that she is after something sinister. Through the course of the play she gets into multiple arguments with another character named Clythaemestra. Very quickly you can tell as the audience that they don’t like each other, but it’s not until the end that you find out the extent of there dislike for each other is.
...
I for one was not a fan of this script/ play because I feel that nothing really happened until the very end. During the whole play the only thing it seemed that the main characters Electra and Clythaemestra were arguing and they were arguing about nothing in particular. To make it more interesting I would probably add more conflict or maybe have them do more things. Like go around the town, maybe they could get into a fist fight, anything that would add some interest into this play. In my opinion it was really dull of a play."


KIPLING - BARRACK-ROOM BALLADS

"When I started it, It was more interesting, but when I got to the end, my pants got bored off, & I put off finishing it (which wasn't good because it was part of my school!)."


DICKENS - A CHRISTMAS CAROL

"This book is not a good one to read to kids. My personal opinion is that I don't want to talk or read about ghosts for 'the fun of it' to my young children."


"What I noticed the most in the book is the usage of the many five dollar words (This might be the reason, I realize now, that there are alternate versions of the story and especially in abridged form). Not only those words made the book difficult to read, they helped to provide detachment for me from enjoying the story and being immersed in the tale. What is worse, I simply didn't like the story all that much because I felt my motivation to be lacking when Ebenezer Scrooge was hand-picked for the journey. Thinking of the kind of a person he is, why can't a worthier person be selected? That's why I prefer the tale of It's a Wonderful Life over A Christmas Carol, and it did happen to a better person than Scrooge. One worst part about A Christmas Carol is the force to love Christmas to death. I am not too keen about this approach because it feels too religious in the wrong way. Then again, the entire book was too religious for my taste with a lot of overtones in a spiritual sense. Charles Dickens also gives poverty a role in A Christmas Carol, but I didn't like the part where a character is judged by how he views money as he sees fit. All in all, I found A Christmas Carol a disappointing read, and all of the characters were unmemorable for me."


PLATO - SYMPOSIUM

"It’s well known that all Greek men are pederasts. Fact. This is another thing to keep in mind about the Symposium. By and large, it’s not concerned with sweet, romantic boy-girl love. It’s more about sweaty, angry, man-boy love. Bathhouse love. Just a word of warning in case you’re turning to Plato for Cosmo-style relationship advice. Unless you’re a member of NAMBLA, you’d best look elsewhere."

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Plato - The Symposium II

"Hm. At the risk of seeming provincial... Man-boy love. Not my issue."


"I was required to read this for ENG150Y1Y, The Literary Tradition. That's right: a philosophical text in an English setting. I don't know why, either ... So, the Symposium, the apparent start of the concept of 'Platonic love', even though it's never referred to, though I guess it's implied. The story's framed by a guy answering a question (again, apparently) and so telling the story of the time Socrates went to a party, didn't drink at all, and got everyone to make speeches about love.

That's really the point here ... I mean, I get it. I can't really remember the first two speeches already, and the book's introduction says to read the book in a single sitting. It's a scant 72 pages, so that's maybe an hour or two, but retaining seven points of view becomes difficult. Maybe I'm just really forgetful.
...
Socrates quotes a woman (this actually bothers me, if you'll allow this aside; it's spoken before, whether implied or not, that a relationship with a man is best because of their mental capabilities, as women are inherently irrational - if that's so, why does Socrates' female guide have any credibility?)"


"It’s well known that all Greek men are pederasts. Fact. This is another thing to keep in mind about the Symposium. By and large, it’s not concerned with sweet, romantic boy-girl love. It’s more about sweaty, angry, man-boy love. Bathhouse love. Just a word of warning in case you’re turning to Plato for Cosmo-style relationship advice. Unless you’re a member of NAMBLA, you’d best look elsewhere."

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol II

"The stupidest, most confusing book in the world"


"This book is by far one of the most boring books I have ever read. I do not recommend it to anyone. It was hard for me to keep up with whatever was going on."


"I know this is a classic amd you are supposed to admire the great writimg skills of Charles Dickens but this book is tortureous. He uses unnecessary comparrisons and words that nobody understands. I understand Dickens is a great writer and it show. Everybody knows this story you do not need to torture yourself ny reading this though. It is boring and hard to understand . Just watch one of the movies."


"I agree with what Micheal Levin writes at a website called The Daily Objectivist, Scrooge was better at the beginning! He says: 'You know the ritual: boo the curmudgeon initially encountered in Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, then cheer the sweetie pie he becomes in the end. It's too bad no one notices that the curmudgeon had a point-quite a few points, in fact. There can be no arguing with Dickens's wish to show the spiritual advantages of love. But there was no need to make the object of his lesson an entrepreneur whose ideas and practices benefit his employees, society at large, and himself. Must such a man expect no fairer a fate than to die scorned and alone? Bah, I say. Humbug.' How could it be that an obscure website like The Daily Objectivist would have the most intelligent review of this book that I've ever seen?"


"What I noticed the most in the book is the usage of the many five dollar words (This might be the reason, I realize now, that there are alternate versions of the story and especially in abridged form). Not only those words made the book difficult to read, they helped to provide detachment for me from enjoying the story and being immersed in the tale. What is worse, I simply didn't like the story all that much because I felt my motivation to be lacking when Ebenezer Scrooge was hand-picked for the journey. Thinking of the kind of a person he is, why can't a worthier person be selected? That's why I prefer the tale of It's a Wonderful Life over A Christmas Carol, and it did happen to a better person than Scrooge. One worst part about A Christmas Carol is the force to love Christmas to death. I am not too keen about this approach because it feels too religious in the wrong way. Then again, the entire book was too religious for my taste with a lot of overtones in a spiritual sense. Charles Dickens also gives poverty a role in A Christmas Carol, but I didn't like the part where a character is judged by how he views money as he sees fit. All in all, I found A Christmas Carol a disappointing read, and all of the characters were unmemorable for me."


BONUS REVIEW OF AMAZON'S RELATED PRODUCT, A CHRISTMAS CAROL GANGBANG:

"This book is NOT as good as a White Gangbang Christmas. I would say Read a White Gangbang Christmas. A CHristmas Carol Gangbang is to short and sorry it is not very exciting. It was to short and not to much excitement. Then again this was only one of two gangbang christmas stories. So I guess it is a beggers cant be choicers type of situation."

GOD BLESS US

EVERY ONE

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol

"I don't think anyone but the kind of English scholars who take perverse pleasure in claiming to love the sort of dense boring drek other people can barely plow though would ever read him ... It's just a shame he spent so much of his career being paid by the word rather then creating real art."


"Dickens was useful once. He is history now, not literature. The cartoon movie tells it all."


"Charles Dickens is a crap author. Over the course of his career he wrote books based on the length of them hence the reason he used such long winded descriptions in his books. If Dickens never existed the world would be a better place. He was his time Clancy, Grisham, Nora Roberts, Danielle Steele, etc...."


"This book is not a good one to read to kids. My personal opinion is that I don't want to talk or read about ghosts for 'the fun of it' to my young children."


"It was a slow-paced, overly-dark, somewhat hard to understand train wreck."


"The book's only ten dollars because they had to reduce the price because no one would buy it."


"I do not like this book. Really, I think that it is absolutely horrible -- Horribly written, horribly plotted out, and all together just not a good book. The main character wasn't likeable at all."


"If Hitler had said he was sorry for killing the Jews, and then gave everyone a goose, it doesn't make things right."


"Hard and boaring"


"I can see what he was trying to do and it maybe worked at the time, but it just doesn't translate to modern life"


"I probably of would enjoyed it if I was reading it back in the day."


"I am now convinced that charles was a pathetic writer."


"Dickens is the Steven Spielberg of his day, wildly popular and very much a panderer to the masses; in short, for each of them art is a cheap whore, it is not the supreme drive of human spirit. Like Spielberg the director, Dickens the narrator can't get out of the way of the story, he just can't let the story tell itself. No, like Spielberg he must constantly intrude and go for the cheap laugh or thrill and say 'Hey, I'm Dickens, I'm the writer, look at me I'm writing this little bit of ego driven narrative editorial'. A classic example of Dickens as bad writer is that he will give you a symbol (overplayed and obvious of course, it is Dickens after all) and then he will tell you what his obvious symbol meant because you the reader cannot be trusted to understand Dickens the writer. I will say what needs to be said: Dickens is a really bad writer, he has a great imagination, but he sucks as a writer. And he has killed many a young student's desire to read."


"I would not recommend this book to anyone and would give it only two stars. In my opinion, the movies where much better then this book. This book is way to descriptive. I like more action in my books and less meaningless descriptive words. Don't get me wrong, I love some descriptive words, but too much is too much."


"Hard to understand the words and writting because it's written in the 'olden days'."

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Rudyard Kipling - Barrack-Room Ballads

"When I started it, It was more interesting, but when I got to the end, my pants got bored off, & I put off finishing it (which wasn't good because it was part of my school!)."


"One f***king horrible book. I read it in lit. Class.
A book ment for baby's or stupid idiots. I hated the damn thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!¡¡¡!"


"I'm used to reading midevil fiction books so this book was boring to me. I zoned out a lot because it didn't intrest me."


"Overall book was a big disappointment. I know many here think India a dirty and filthy place but author has failed to even intensify that feeling in me. It was such a trash that i had to ditch this book half way through. It doesn't deserve to be read full."

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sophocles - Electra

"I believe Electra could have worked things out with her mother if she ha been a little calmer. Instead she tells her brother to come murder their parents and he complies. Just a little far fetched."


"This book is very boring. I was very sorry that I had to read it."


"All right, all right, I didn't read this, but I did see it performed last night at the Pittsburgh Public Theater, and as good as the acting was, I realized scarcely five minutes in that Greek tragedy is not my cup of tea.

I kept wanting to scream at Electra -- 'All right already, you're upset, your grieving, you're angry -- get on with it.'
...
I don't know, I'm either too modern or too unsophisticated to get why this is a classic, but meh, I don't."


"This book was about a young woman named Electra and how she would do anything to get what she wants. What is it that she wants? She wants to be ruler of course. During the entire play she starts off seeming like a really cool girl but during the middle you find out that she is after something sinister. Through the course of the play she gets into multiple arguments with another character named Clythaemestra. Very quickly you can tell as the audience that they don’t like each other, but it’s not until the end that you find out the extent of there dislike for each other is.
...
I for one was not a fan of this script/ play because I feel that nothing really happened until the very end. During the whole play the only thing it seemed that the main characters Electra and Clythaemestra were arguing and they were arguing about nothing in particular. To make it more interesting I would probably add more conflict or maybe have them do more things. Like go around the town, maybe they could get into a fist fight, anything that would add some interest into this play. In my opinion it was really dull of a play. "

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Samuel Beckett - Krapp's Last Tape

"All the contemplation of death, regrets and the end of one's own lifespan, just made me roll my eyes."


"It was horrible, horrible, all kinds of horrible. Just as bad as Faulkner."


"it's trash."


"i hate samuel beckett askjhdkasjdhkasjhd lol"


"I hate Samuel Beckett. He's a pretentious jerk-off. I know me some theater and no matter what anyone says Beckett is boring to watch and read. NOT A GENIUS!!"


"I've concluded Beckett sucks. He should write bedtime stories cuz all his shit puts me to sleep."


"This was so bad I couldn't even finish reading it! Why it was nominated on the 1001 books list I will never know. Maybe I am too dumb to get its 'deeper meaning'? Whatever!"


"beckett only wrote one novel for a reason"


"I know I'm supposed to be a smarty pants English guy, but I literally threw this book across the room. Wasted moments of my life I'll never get back. Insulting to the reader and all humanity."


"we ate chicken mcbeckett, i absentmindedly described beckett as 'absurd', and beckett, who is possibly liz's ancestor, won her whiskey. this is ever so much funnier if you know the following story: samuel beckett is liz's arch enemy ... she is in the process of writing a screenplay called 'i hate samuel beckett' which promises to be rather wonderful; i eagerly await its completion. we are gigantic nerds and make fun of absurdist playwrights in mcdonalds after drinking."

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Franz Kafka - A Hunger Artist

"The book was kind of boring. Who would starve themselves for all to see? I love food!!!!"


"This book defines what it is to be a weird-o"


"In all of his stories, he takes a fairly different approach in terms of writing style because he writes alot of stories in a 'show not tell' manner. Although all of his stories are quite hard to read and understand, it is still pretty evident that he used this category of writing. It seems to me that his stories are incomplete in a sense and very roughly translated from hebrew (he is a jewish writer i believe)"


"This writer is TOTALLY NUTS!
I did not enjoy his stories. Not one of them. Completely sense-free... :-/"


"He's got nothing to say, but an overwhelming urge to say it."


"Probably this book is great liturature. But he describes the atmosphere and the characters in way that made me slightly aggressive. I then decedided I do not want to continue reading it. I do not see that it is necessary to get into such a mood through a book I am reading in my free time."

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

William Blake - Milton: A Poem

"Weird."


"I've never believed in the invisible enough to enjoy Blake."


"Blake is a dirty, dirty boy."


"Watched part of Red Dragon (and it just reminds me of how much I HATE william blake and his fucking drawings and his fucking religious mania) but I had to turn it off because --Hannibal-- fills my heart with a joy not unlike balloons filled with butterflies that pop and release delicious candies and little birdies and sunshine pops. So I ration the joy. I ration the sheer and utter love I have."

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Aristophanes - The Wasps

"Silly."


"Gained unwanted insight into the low morals of the Greeks. Wouldn't recommend."


"It doesn't say anything particularly interesting or new at all about sexuality in general or female sexuality in particular. And it wasn't particularly funny, either."


"it's just crude and silly."


"I found this play derogatory with ill humor. I do not recommend."


"All potty humor...I guess people are people not only everywhere, but at every time."


"i have no desire to read anymore aristophanes ever again ... i just find that this kind of humour is insulting to my intelligence. not only does this kind of humour irritate me but it makes me sympathize with the aristocrats - what a nauseating person aristophanes seems to have been and really, if the demos loved this stuff, i would look down upon them as well."

Friday, December 9, 2011

Seamus Heaney - Poems

"Where is the value in this? It gets to the point where it is entirely grotesque and offensive. There is literally a poem in this collection about killing puppies and kittens. I'm not easily offended, but I actually managed to find this collection of poems offensive. First, it was offensive in the way that I thought the subject matter was in disgusting taste, but secondly it was offensive in that people think someone should actually like this drivel. I have drunkenly scribbled random words on bar room napkins that made better poetry than this. That may be harsh criticism, and I have no intention of offending fans of this guy (though I'm surprised there are any), but I don't know that I have ever so strongly disliked any poet before."


"I like poetry, I really do. Like art, I don't know much about it, but I know what I like. I found most of the poems unappealing ... I was left feeling inadequate and confused. Why couldn't I understand what Mr Heaney was attempting to convey to me, the reader? I was left feeling that Mr Heaney writes for a more sophisticated audience than myself."


"Too many words I had no idea how to pronounce, and often what they meant ... Too many allusions and other references to Shakespeare and other bits of ancient high culture. Not exactly in a 'Hey, look at me. I'm educated' sense. Still too much for me to enjoy the poems. IT might make a great book to work through in a poetry class where the effort is meant to be expended.

Perhaps I simply don't want to work so hard at poetry at this stage in my poetic development."


"Having heard much ado about Seamus Heaney I thought I would try some of his stuff. Unfortunately, I had trouble seeing any value in it whatsoever. He relies too heavily on a structure that lends nothing to his poems. He doesn't write with any of the melody or lyricism of the great poets, and he doesn't have the awe-inspiring passionate writing of say a Ginsberg."


"What is so great about Seamus Heaney? These poems don't exactly rip my head or heart off. He mentions the Troubles of Ireland
only once in his poems. Maybe he should reexamine where his
is from. The Troubles are Protestant & Catholic War that seems
to go and on."

THANKS I'M EMAILING SEAMUS HEANEY NOW TO LET HIM KNOW THAT CATHOLICS AND PROTESTANTS ARE AT WAR IN IRELAND

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Descartes - Discourse on Method

"Descartes is a hack."


"Descartes is not relevant to study and has basically no merit. Here's why. Rules 1-4. 'Accept only that which you are sure of etc' ... He's faulty in his method and thought nothing that an illiterate person would not come up with on their own."


"complete garbage. who benefits from this stuff?"


"I think, therefore I am. Can I just say something here? This Descartes guy was crazy! I'm sure people with more expansive minds than mine really get into this stuff but honestly, I have no use for it. Dude wrote three pages on what happens when wax melts and how he knows or doesn't know if it's still wax or not. This is relevant to making the world go around, how?

Philosophy lovers, please don't barrage me with comments or explanations. I'm paying big time money at the university to 'learn' this stuff. I don't need to hear it anymore."


"All I could image was the teacher in the Peanuts ( wah wah wah wah wah)
Complete mind blowing garbage. I almost failed Philosphy in college due to this stupid book."


"I am sure that some people really dig and understand philosophy. I am not one of those people. Question: If I have a pink elephant in my mind's eye, does it really exist? Arghhhhhh!!!!! Seriously Rene Descartes, get a life."


"Absolute garbage. I am still amazed that this is taught in just about every Philosophy 101 course ... I love Philosophy actually which is why I hate Descartes so much."


"i could've told you that me and this chair i'm sitting on do in fact exist BEFORE i wasted my time reading this masturbatory bullshit. sheesh."


"twit...i hate descartes"


"how broken and, ethically-wise, non-including, this book is-- from an enviromental perspective."


"We're reading through this slowly in class. Yes, this semester sucks, thnx for the reminder, Descartes. Although I do love your argument that basically is the plot of Inception. Major props."

Monday, December 5, 2011

Sigmund Freud - Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality

"SIGMUND FREUD was bat shit, i have taken psychology courses where even the teachers call Freud insane, he only created his theories to explain his own sick fetishes and used examples from history."


"Freud has been discredited by modern psychology."


"SIGMUND FREUD was INSANE and did a SHIT TON OF COCAINE"


"Even Psychologists know that Freud was fucking insane."


"freud was a homo jack ass who displaced his personal homosexuality and weirdo-desire-to-fuck-his-mother problems on everyone else. freudian psychology is the scourge of modern society."


"Sigmund Freud was insane. Where the hell did the idea that repressed emotions will always find a way of seeping out and driving you nuts come from? Who did he think was he postulating about an overly sensitive matter and rubbing the sordid truth in our faces? Some fucking god?"


"Dis guy was a PERVERT and distroys everytimng good about all Christianity and Holyness. I tink if you believe all dis then you must be a cryptofacist perv like all deez guyz.... Man, don believe what dis guys is layin out....heez corrupting youths and poisoning da well of human consciences....

piece out"

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Al Qur'an III

"You don't have to be a 'religious scholar' to know that the Koran is evil."


"The Quran hates non-believers of their religion. They hate Americans too. (According to a news network, it speaks of over 100 references of hate towards Americans specifically)."


"Most Chinese believe Koran is evil They also think that Islamic world is the enemy of world peace. Muslims are all fanatics. Only Chinese communists can conquor Bin Laden. In the eyes of the Chinese governmetn officials, to kill Bin Laden is as easy as to kill an ant if China sends its forces to Afghanistan."


"To believe God is 'Allah', it's to deny the God of Abraham, Itzhak and Jacob."


"I am close minded to Islam, Muslim, Koran, blah blah blah and don't care if I'm right or wrong : )"


"It's basically like a whore on the street corner that gives different names to different customers, so she can sit back and have a laugh while all the John's fight over their version of what she likes and doesn't like.

Please do your homework and stop believing what your Musi-broker tells you. The verses are what they are...in all your silly folklore books; which any sound minded person hopes is completely the work of a fictional, yet demonic pen ... Even **I-F** the god of the Xtians, Jews, Muslims happened to be real---I would be ashamed to call myself a follower and worshipper of the most horrific crimes against humanity since the beginning of time. I personally question the mental status of any individual who HAS read any of these criminal stories"


"I'm not the most knowledgeable man when it comes to the Bible, and about whether or not is says to burn the Koran, but I do know this: It is no sin to reveal the truth, to reveal evil, or to destroy evil. And I know the Koran is evil, as those who practice Islam worship Satan."


"I am so sick of Americans who bend over backwards for our nation’s enemies, and Christians who bend over backwards for Muslims. I totally understand the teachings of 'turn the other cheek' and 'love thy neighbor,' but this situation is not what they're talking about."


"So many pusillanimous pukes and limp wristed twits in the media and in every single other corner of our civilization are AFRAID to say, that the Koran is evil. I really am sickened to my core by the degenerate infidels who are apologists for Islam, what pure unholy scum they are."


"What I find most incredible is that anyone who has ever read the QURAM impartially, will tell you, this is the siongle most EVIL BOOK ever written in mankinds history.
...
it is beyond any shadow iof any doubt the single most DEVISIVE thing in mankinds history EVER WRITTEN AND BAR NONE...IT ISNLT EVEN CLOSE...IT MAKES 'MEIN CAMPF' read like a Dr. SEUSS story in comparison.

All religion is WRONG WRONG WRONG IN THAT IT CELEBRATES OUR DIFFERENCES AND WHAT THIS WORLD DESPERATLEY NEEDS IS FOR MANKIND...ALL OF IT...TO CELEBRATE OUR SIMILARITIES...

but in the case of this ione book, and everything it stands for, the ONLY PROPER THING FOR THE REST OF MAN TO DO ABOUYT THISD IS ERRADICATE THIS BOOK AND THIS FAITH FROM THE FACE OF THE EARTH BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE.

Beacuse as clearly stated in the 'QURAN' itself, IT'S VERY GOAL...IT'S REASON FOR BEING...IS THE PERPETUATION OF A WORLD IN WHICH EVERY SINGLE PERSON IS ISLAMIC OR ELSE DEAD BY THE HAND OF MUSLIM AND INA GREAT FIRE OR VIA DECAPITATION.

AND THIS IS FACT!!!

READ THE BOOK!!!
...
IT IS NOTHING LESS THAN THE SINGLE MOST EVIL THING EVER WRITTEN IN MANKINDS HISTORY!!!"

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Johnathan Swift - A Modest Proposal

"this book was quite interesting but very weird"


"Eating babies? Seriously?"


"It really is quite astute to think of women as more livestock than human."


"Things I don't like about this book:

1. It's satire. I'm not a big fan of satire.
2. It's written like a rhetorical essay. Rhetoric and I didn't get along in college, and our relationship has not improved.
3. While I know that Mr. Swift is using the idea of cannibalism as satire and in truth encouraging thoughtfulness toward the poor, the subject matter is very disconcerting."